2022Christmas - Christological Motives in the Works of P. M. Bohun (1822-1879) - Set

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  • 11.11.2022
  • Mgr. art Peter Nosáľ
  • Tiskárna Hradištko, s.r.o.
  • Offset
  • 26.5 x 33.9mm
About Christmas - Christological Motives in the Works of P. M. Bohun (1822-1879)

The painter Peter Michal Bohúň, whose 200th anniversary of birthday we commemorate this year together with other important personalities of Ľudovít Štúr generation, played an important part in the fine-art scene that was associated with our artistic milieu around 1850. Together with Josef Božetech Klemens was highly interested in the national question and also participated in the revolution of 1848. Although most of Bohúň’s works that are known today are portraits of the Upper Hungarian intelligentsia, burghers and nobility, during his career he also accepted commissions from the church figures. These often formed a crucial part of his income as he needed to support his large family. His early paintings of religious notables come from the 1850s, but he also produced similar works later. Christological motives are quite commonly found in Bohúň’s works, for example, in the altarpieces in Bátovce, Dovalov, Lovinobaňa, Mengusovce, Ružomberok and in other places.

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